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How to Add Value to Your Home: Our Guide

Want to know how to add value to your home without consulting a builder first? You’ve come to the right place here at Lonsdale Metal. While kitchen revamps are thought to add the most value to your home, you might prefer a more intricate renovation that sets it apart from other houses on the market.

There are a multitude of ways to add value without spending too much time or money, but if you have a few pennies to spare and are looking to completely upgrade your home, this article will be your ultimate guide.

5 Ways on How to Add Value to Your Home:


Add Bifold Doors

Wondering how to add value to your home? Why not replace your plain, traditional doors with bifold doors? They are a perfect addition to any modern home looking for an easy, minimalist design. Not only will they let in tons of light, they are an easy way to connect your garden to your home.

The wooden doors we are used to seeing in our home are often small and block-coloured, so they don’t let in any light unless open. But when compromising for light, you often lose that warmth and drive up your energy costs by opting to turn on your lights or heating.

Brighten your mood with your bifold doors from our sister company the Glassdoor Centre. Their Korniche bifold doors are constructed from thermally-broken aluminium to reduce condensation and use speciality glass to keep your energy bills low.


Make It Open Plan

What home improvements add the most value without a high cost or job time? Open-plan rooms! Do you have awkwardly-shaped rooms and no idea what to do with them? Don’t settle for a rectangular living room or a small dining room that doesn’t fit your whole family. Instead, consider knocking down a wall and installing an arch or creating one big space.

This small job could take just two days to complete and is the most inexpensive option on our list. The average price to remove one load-bearing wall costs just £1,250 to £1,750, excluding builder and structural support fees if necessary.


Opt for a Glass Roof Extension

Are you in the process of building a conservatory or a small reading nook to add value to your home? Instead of installing normal windows, why not opt for a glass roof extension? A single-storey or conservatory extension can add an estimated 5 to 8% of value.

The glass roof option lets in the optimal amount of light and ensures a well-used space for years to come. In addition, choosing the right glass type will keep it warm and habitable even in winter. With this in mind, you should expect to pay £25,000 for a small extension.

What adds value to a home more than a glass roof? If you already have an extension or are looking to convert your roof, visit our informative glass roof page to learn more about our patent glazing and designs.


Renovate Your Kitchen

If you are wondering what home improvements add the most value, the most popular search is a kitchen redo. But why a renovation and not a completely updo? Surely a completely new kitchen would be the best way on how to add value to your home?

Fitting a brand new kitchen could add 6 to 8% in value to your home, but this lengthy job could also take two weeks to complete and cost an average of £3,000 just to fit the kitchen. It is estimated the majority of fitters will not even connect or configure your furniture, like a dishwasher or fridge. In addition, a whole new kitchen costs £10,550 on average.

Instead of paying thousands to purchase and fit a brand new kitchen, we recommend changing specific units to fully optimise your space, such as your cooker, backsplash, or flooring. While renovations can also be pricey, some are easy DIY jobs totalling to just £6,200 for specific parts of your kitchen.


Install a Rooflight

If a glass roof is too much of a change or you appreciate the shadowed effects of a ceiling, consider installing a rooflight instead. They are a great all-rounder window that work well in a variety of different properties and rooms. With a multitude of types, sizes, and colours available, you can’t go wrong with this option.

For those who use their roof quite often, a walkable flat rooflight is the best option, but if you’re opting for one in a home, a flat angled version will provide all the light and ventilation you need in a bathroom, kitchen, living room, or bedroom. Some forms are openable if you desire a nice breeze during the summer that also lets out all the stuffiness.

We could talk for days about all the different types of rooflights, but we think you should discover it for yourself at our other sister company the Rooflight Centre. From new Wendland skylights to popular electric windows, they offer something for everyone. After all, what adds value to a home like a brand new rooflight?

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As you can see, there are many ways you can add value to your home regardless of how much time and money goes into your project. Whether you want something as simple as a rooflight or something a little more detailed, like a new kitchen, we are sure you will find the right renovation for your home.

Still wondering how to add value to your home? If none of these ideas speak to you, have a read of the Rooflight Centre’s article discussing extension ideas in more depth. Alternatively, contact us for more information about rooflights, glass roofs, and bifold doors. Tell us everything you can about your project for a no-obligation quote and we will design the rest.